The Colmena Shawl is a fun and fast growing pattern with a surprisingly easy to memorize cable stitch, worked flat and sideways from one tip to the other. This pattern is a collaboration with Miss Babs Yarns and call for their delicious Big Silk base. Squishy, cozy and big, this shawl is perfect to wrap yourself in when the temperatures start to drop.
185 x 80 cm/74 x 32 in (wingspan x depth)
870 m/950 yd of worsted weight yarn.
Sample features Miss Babs Yarns Big Silk 60% Merino wool, 40% cultivated silk 494 m/250 g (540 yd/8.8 oz) in colorway Roasted Pumpkin.
5 mm/US 8 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Circular needles with 80 cm/32 in cable length or longer are recommended to accommodate all stitches comfortably.
blocking tools of your preference, cable needle, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle
14 stitches x 32 rows in 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 in measured after blocking in garter stitch.
Even though gauge is not crucial to this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final dimensions.
This pattern has been tech-edited and test-knitted.